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Old 31 March 2009, 10:07   #11
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They are totally ruining Ebay. What they seem to have forgotten is that most "innocent" buyers also happen to be sellers. Also they hold onto your money for 21 days unless you get good feedback - many don't bother so they have you money to play with for 3 weeks.

The worst thing is that sellers can't leave bad feedback for buyers. I never used to have trouble but recently I have had about 10 buyers who clicked on buy it now but never paid me. Oh we made a mistake they all say - absolute crap. After a bit of hassle you can get your fees refunded but I wonder how many other people they do it to. Under the original system I could have left them negative feedback and other people wouldn't deal with them.

If you paid for postal insurance then just claim on that.

He may have broken it in all innocence. My mate just blew up his mio pda - it was a great bit of kit - cost 250. When I borrowed his car it fried my USB charger - something drastically wrong with the 12v socket - maybe wrong polarity?
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Old 31 March 2009, 13:36   #12
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They are totally ruining Ebay. What they seem to have forgotten is that most "innocent" buyers also happen to be sellers. Also they hold onto your money for 21 days unless you get good feedback - many don't bother so they have you money to play with for 3 weeks.
How do you mean? If someone pays me by Paypal I can transfer the money and its in my bank account 5 days later (although I still think 5 days is too long)

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The worst thing is that sellers can't leave bad feedback for buyers. I never used to have trouble but recently I have had about 10 buyers who clicked on buy it now but never paid me. Oh we made a mistake they all say - absolute crap. After a bit of hassle you can get your fees refunded but I wonder how many other people they do it to. Under the original system I could have left them negative feedback and other people wouldn't deal with them.
Totally agree - it's happened to me a lot more since they changed the system. I've had it all, "my kid bid on it for me" etc. The best was a foreign chap (from Kent) who bought a van from me "I can't come the weather is too bad". Its a pain for vehicles and boats and the listing fee is 7!
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Old 31 March 2009, 14:30   #13
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They are totally ruining Ebay. What they seem to have forgotten is that most "innocent" buyers also happen to be sellers. Also they hold onto your money for 21 days unless you get good feedback - many don't bother so they have you money to play with for 3 weeks.

The worst thing is that sellers can't leave bad feedback for buyers. I never used to have trouble but recently I have had about 10 buyers who clicked on buy it now but never paid me. Oh we made a mistake they all say - absolute crap. After a bit of hassle you can get your fees refunded but I wonder how many other people they do it to. Under the original system I could have left them negative feedback and other people wouldn't deal with them.

If you paid for postal insurance then just claim on that.

He may have broken it in all innocence. My mate just blew up his mio pda - it was a great bit of kit - cost 250. When I borrowed his car it fried my USB charger - something drastically wrong with the 12v socket - maybe wrong polarity?
The only way as a seller to leave bad feedback is how you word your comments.instead of say good feller.Say hes two faced lier,Get my drift
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Old 31 March 2009, 17:48   #14
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How do you mean? If someone pays me by Paypal I can transfer the money and its in my bank account 5 days later (although I still think 5 days is too long)

Totally agree - it's happened to me a lot more since they changed the system. I've had it all, "my kid bid on it for me" etc. The best was a foreign chap (from Kent) who bought a van from me "I can't come the weather is too bad". Its a pain for vehicles and boats and the listing fee is 7!
It is happen a lot now - and seemingly at random - I can sell a marine gearbox to Estonia for 500 and get paid immediately - then sell something for 25 and it's pending.

Recently I looked at my PayPal account and I had 125 cleared and 450 pending. IF they leave feedback the money will clear straight away but if not it takes 21 days.

I have 100% positive feedback and have had my account for over 4 years.
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I have been buying and selling on ebay for years with little hassle and very very few issues either way till recently.
I have now been forced to use paypal and it sucks. I sold a new cylinder head today for 300 and had to refund the money as I couldn't take it out of paypal. I need to set up a direct debit to paypal to get it and there is no way on earth I am setting this up to a company you can't contact plus why should I, they already have the bank account details!
I have around +800 feedback and have had enough, the latest changes mean I think it is time to stop using it and look for an alternative, even if its back to Exchange and Mart.

The only real hassle I have ever had was selling something secondhand for a couple of hundred quid which the guy knackered the third time he used it (he actually told me this in his compliant) and wanted a full refund including postage. After telling him to get lost and being threatened a bit he went away, eventually! I mean imagine breaking something, admitting it and then expecting all your money back including postage costs!
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The only way as a seller to leave bad feedback is how you word your comments.instead of say good feller.Say hes two faced lier,Get my drift
Ebay will remove feedback like that on request of the recipient.
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Put yourself in his position if you had received goods that didn't work you would be hopping mad and probably not pay anything, from his point of view you could be a blagger (I'm sure you are not) Therefore get him to return it and refund him in full for the amount involved 120/140 the neg feed back isn't worth it then you can at least find out if he is lying and if so leave him neg feedback you will probably waste more time on this T***er than re selling it
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if so leave him neg feedback
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Yes it is because all of a sudden I get people buying stuff off me - then not bothering to pay - which stops other people buying until I relist!!! It never used to happen - now the customers can do as they please!!!
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